Mike Roe Digital News Producer/Blogger

Mike Roe
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Mike Roe is a Web producer for Southern California Public Radio and lead writer for pop culture blog Without A Net. Mike joined KPCC in November 2007 after working for KCTS public television in Seattle.

Roe began his broadcast career at his high school radio station KMIH in Mercer Island, Washington, where he served as president and program director. From there he moved on to college and community radio, and interned in commercial radio.

He earned a BA in history from St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota.

When he's not covering the waterfront for KPCC, Mike writes and performs with several improv and sketch comedy groups. He's graduated from both the improv and sketch comedy programs at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. He also hosts the Geek Pilgrims podcast and serves on the board of his church.


Stories by Mike Roe

KPCC's Public Radio Bracket Madness: Round 2 — go vote!

It's time for Round 2 of this year's Public Radio Bracket Madness. Go vote and read about the Round 1 results, as well as the matchups that these results set up.

Public Radio Bracket Madness 2015 — Vote in the finals!

It's time for this year's bracket featuring all of your favorite public radio shows, including podcasts for the first time. Show your love and vote!

Los Angeles commission votes to make Norms a historic landmark

The location is considered a prime of example of "Googie architecture," a 1950s vision of what the future would look like. The L.A. City Council could vote to preserve it.

KPCC's 2015 Public Radio Bracket Madness is live — vote here

It's time for KPCC's third annual Public Radio Bracket Madness voting! We've got 15 new shows, 17 returning shows and the addition of public radio podcasts. Let's do this.

Co-owner Aaron Kushner resigns from Orange County Register

Orange County Register co-owner Aaron Kushner resigned Tuesday from his duties with both Freedom and the paper, according to the Register.

Pasadena voters vote to choose first new mayor in 16 years

Pasadena residents are also voting for a new City Council member and three new Pasadena Unified School Board members.

Nominate shows to compete in KPCC's Public Radio Bracket Madness 2015

It's almost time for you to vote in the third annual KPCC Public Radio Bracket Madness, and we want to know which shows you'd like to nominate to the ballot this time around.

R-rated Power Rangers fan film pulled from YouTube, but watch here

A Power Rangers short film with big stars went viral this week, but the company behind the kids/toy icons issued takedown requests. Here's the story behind the flashy short.

Metrolink train crash: Truck driver charged with felony hit-and-run (updated)

The driver of the truck involved in a Tuesday morning collision with a Metrolink train has been arrested on suspicion of felony hit-and-run with injury.

Oscars 2015: Printable Oscar ballots and bingo cards

We've got printable Oscars ballots and the bingo cards you need to prove your superiority over your movie-loving friends during your viewing party.

'Parks & Rec' writer Harris Wittels dies in possible overdose

Wittels was discovered by his assistant around 12 p.m. Wittels, also well known for the @Humblebrag Twitter account, had attended drug rehab twice.

Port operations suspended on upcoming holidays, weekend

The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are temporarily suspending upcoming weekend and holiday operations as negotiations with the longshoremen's union continue to drag on.

Jon Stewart is leaving 'The Daily Show'; who's up next?

The news comes two months after Stephen Colbert brought "The Colbert Report" to an end and weeks after replacement "The Nightly Show" with Larry Wilmore was launched.

Spider-Man returns to Marvel: A short history of the webslinger on film

It's been a bumpy road for Spidey for almost a decade, but now he's set to be part of the largely critically and financially successful Marvel Cinematic Universe films.

UC announces mandatory measles vaccination requirement

The University of California announced Friday that it will require new UC students to be vaccinated for measles, as well as a variety of other diseases, starting in 2017.